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Address: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 6062841934
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now...

This 17th-century building was the seat of the Dutch administration and now houses a history museum.

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one of the best place to see Melaka City

This is the top of the fort. As usual, this is the best place to see everything, even in the old time, so you can monitor many activities from here

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bogor, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i do recommend to go there and stay for 30 mins.. enjoy the color and the spirit of the mosque and the church. every body is smiling.. every one is not in rush and everyone is happy.

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the top of the fort. As usual, this is the best place to see everything, even in the old time, so you can monitor many activities from here

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Thank Erlan2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Stadhuys is a very beautiful place to visit, anybody visiting Malacca should go there at least once. It's worth going

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really extensive museum covering so many different aspects of Melaka history and there are some very good sections, such as those covering the politics, wars, and Spice Trade, as well as highlighting how terrible humans can be to each other, and how religion has a really bad side to it sometimes. However, other sections are a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice building with nice displays of the different periods of occupation by different nations. Building has been restored - in excellent shape. Great visit for a rainy day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a trip! I was impressed by how much information they had... almost too much! I learnt a ton and stayed almost three hours ! Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This old (duch) centre is well preserved and restored. Only drawback is the many many tourists present here.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strongly recommended for the first trip, but not for return. You may want to return to Melaka as it has much more to explore, but just like other historical attraction, you normally do not want to visit the second time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facade of the building is so huge and obvious with the signature deep dark red/brown color, one simply cannot missed it. It is a good 'Kodak' moment to take lots of photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

square with is in red with a singe of I LOVE MELAKA, a fountain makes the temperature around it more pleasant in summer. A big church and the post office is close by.

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